Basic

Standard

A Basic Unit of CPE is a Program of (400 hours) duration, full time or part-time equivalent .

Minimum requirements include

  • Ten (10) hours, individual supervision with an Accredited Supervisor plus
  • Eighty (80) hours, group supervision
  • One hundred and fifty (150) hours pastoral ministry
  • Sixty hours (60) personal research and for personal reading  and written reflection
  • To be completed over a period of ten (10) weeks minimum or forty-four (44) weeks maximum.
  • a personalised learning contract that is drawn by the trainee in consultation with their supervisor. Specifying goal(s) and objective(s), which is mutually acceptable.
  • Trainees working on sites which enable them to experience and learn from their ministry.
  • meetings with Supervisors individually and with the peer group to reflect on their experience of ministry, using an action/reflection model.
  • Didactic and literature are offered to trainees as a means of understand their experience.
  • Methods used in the Program to help trainees evaluate their personal and pastoral functioning include but are not limited to, verbatim and case conferenced, worship, theological reflection and group process.

Objectives

  • become more aware of self as ministers and of the ways that their ministry affects others
  • develop basic interpersonal skills in actively listening to and appropriately respond to the those to whom they minister
  • clarify their own spiritual journey and faith development and how these relate to pastoral functioning
  • learn to use the action/reflection model of self-evaluating their relationship in ministry
  • use individual and peer supervision for evaluation of ministry and for growth in the understanding
  • use both individual and group supervision for interaction, support, clarification and confrontation as a means of integrating their personal and pastoral identity.
  • increase theological understanding of issues arising from experience so as to enrich their pastoral identity.
  • learn to discern faith needs of those to whom they minister and to be a supportive presence with structures of prayers, sacrament, Scripture or other spiritual resources
  • develop the ability to assess pastoral ends taking into consideration differences in culture, spirituality, ethnicity, socioeconomic backgrounds, psychological and emotional expressions.